July 17, 2021 Minutes from Chaska VFW

July 17, 2021 Minutes

MINUTES MBA BOARD MEETING JULY 17

Chaska VFW 11:00

Meeting called to order by President Forsman

Roll Call- All board members were present

Approval of June minutes- Motion to approve Brennen second Lemke carries 9-0

Treasurer’s report- checking account balance $38,973.10/ Edward Jones Investments

$89,449.24- Motion to approve Kreger second Gerads carries 9-0

Directors reports

Report from Chaska/Waconia/Hamburg- Fred Roufs Day August 28- Chaska Park . Red will be

the color of the day.

Report from Dundus /Faribault/Miesville- table discussion

The following items are duly noted

– John Straka to play with the Sioux Falls Canaries and return to Chanhassen for the

remainder of the season

– Caleb Kranz- Shakopee Indians to play with Sioux Falls Sunfish and return to the

Indians

– Moorhead Brewers request to play Valley City on July 21

– Tate Meiners – Rochester Royals to play with the Willmar Stingers

– Tucker Sorenson – Adrian to play in the Appalachian league

– Eric Newman – Buffalo to play with the Minneapolis Mudpuppies

– Cal James – Buffalo to play with the Bismarck Larks

– Owen Boersma – Litchfield to play with the Mankato Moondogs

– Corey Koskie – Loretto – Pro player questionnaire/ deposition released from the Cubs

organization- Approved by Nagel

– Will Busch – Union Hill to play with Freemont Nebraska

– Rochester Royals request Matt Meyer to play with 35+ Lakeville Lobos

– Cole Christensen and Joe Hallock – Moorhead Brewers to play with Fargo-Moorhead

Redhawks and return to Brewers when released

– Heron Lake requests to play an alumni game on saturday June 26

– Nathan Osborne – New Prague to play in the CLBP league in Florida

– Stewartville-Racine to host Sparta Wisconsin on June 25

– Max Loven – Ramsey to play for Williamsport in the MLB developmental league

– Nels Nelson to use the hometown rule to play with Austin Greyhounds approved by

email 9-0 due to time constraints

– Eric Peterson to play for Eagan Pro player questionnaire /Deposition are in order-

approved by Nagel

– Jordan Barth. Sam Hanson, Jack Steil, Nick Penick – Cold Spring Springer to play NWL

and return to the Springers

– Nick Herold – Coon Rapids to play with Eau Claire /NWL

– Kirby Pieri – Coon Rapids to play with the Stepsonville Sweepers

– Jordan Milbrath – Springfield released by the Twins, Paperwork is in order approved to

return to Springfield- still requires 4 league game minimum

– Duke Coborn – Metro Knights to play with the willmar Stingers

– Jacob Kouneski – Metro Knights to play with the Minnesota Mud Puppies – he will need

to still get four league games in to be playoff eligible since he was not on their playoff

roster last year

– Ben Nippolt – Metro Knights to play with the Burlington Bees

– Jackson Uner – Metro Knights to play with the Kokomo Jackrabbits

– Sam Baier – Springfield put on inactive list for the Kane County Cougars and will return

to Springfield

– Ryan McDonald- Prior Lake Jays to play with the Duluth Huskies

– Russ Tanner – Prior Lake Jays to play with the Minnesota Mud Puppies

– AJ Lattery – Prior Lake Jays to play with the Bend Elks of the west coast league

– Damon Rademacher – Princeton to play with the Willmar Stingers

– TC Saints request to play River Falls on Wednesday July 21 in River Falls

OLD BUSINESS

Descendants Rule- Lewis Meyer approved to play for Green Isle – Motion to approve Kreger

second Gerads carries 9-0

Fred Roufs memorial golf tourney- 4 man scramble 10 am glencoe golf club friday august 20

NEW BUSINESS

Max Knutson- White Bear Lake- Pro Player Questionnaire- Dick Sand Manager was in

attendance to explain the situation. The player was signed in april but his paperwork regarding

his pro player questionnaire was not submitted until July. Motion Kreger second Vogt to make

White Bear Lake ineligible for playoffs for the 2021 season and Max Knutson will have to apply

for reinstatement.

Review of updated criteria points- They will be posted on the state website. At the end of the

state tournament the new B number will be lowered from 49 to 45.

Update on townball day at target field 9/11- The Twins are going to recognize all state

champions with pregame recognition on the field and ceremony unveiling team champion

photos at the town ball tavern. Details to follow regarding decreased ticket packages. The Twins

are planning to market our state tournament through various outlets.

Ticket prices for the state tournament are as follows – single game session $5.00 for adults,

Multiple game sessions will be $10.00 for adults. Tournament passes will remain at $50.00. All

children 17 and under are $1.00 and comp tickets will stay at $5.00. Motion Nagel second

Kreger carries 9-0.

Player conduct and umpire ejection rule- New ejection rule will be implemented for this year’s

state tournament. Motion Schleper second Gerads that any player or manager that is ejected

during a game at the state tournament will be suspended for the remainder of that game and

also for the next game of the state tournament. No appeals umpire decision will be final. Carries

9-0. Look for a permanent state wide rule to begin next season as well.

Minneapolis Cobras- Two players Luke Nordean and Blake Guerin played without a contract

and Luke Nordean lives outside the loop and did not get approval before he played. Motion

Kuerschner second Lemke to suspend the two players and make the Cobras ineligible for 2021

playoffs. Carries 9-0.

North End Biscuits – Brent Nelson played without a contract-Motion Gerad and second Brennan

to suspend the player and make the team ineligible for the 2021 playoffs. Carries 9-0

Staples- Dylan Shequen played without a contract. Motion Kreger second Vogt to suspend the

player and make Staples ineligible for the 2021 state tournament.

St. Peter – Dylan Graft played without a contract. Motion Lemke to suspend the player and Make

St. Peter ineligible for the 2021 state tournament.

St. Paul Mudhens – Two players Joe Vos and Hunter Pearce have addresses that are

questionable regarding the radius rule. Motion Brennan second Vogt to suspend both players

and make the St. Paul Mudhens ineligible for the 2021 state tournament.

Cold Spring Springers- appealing board decision that Eric Meyer played without a proper

release .

Motion to waive the appeal fee due to not being present at the last meeting made by Nagel

second Kuerschner.Carries 9-0. No motion was made to overturn the appeal so Cold Spring is

ineligible for the 2021 state tournament and Eric Meyer is suspended and must apply for

reinstatement for the 2022 season.

Motion Nagel second Kreger to move the if needed B championship game to Chaska at 3:00 pm

carries 9-0

Adjourn Motion Vogt and second Gerads carries 9-0.

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